posted by: HerberWellss in General on December 21st, 2009
Footwear News tells of a survey of 1,000 women conducted by the shoe storage Website Tszuji.co.uk. This survey shows that 92 percent of women polled said they remember the first shoes they bought with their own money, while only 63 percent could recall the name of the first person they kissed. Ninety-six percent of women said they regretted throwing out a pair of shoes after the fact — while only 15 percent regretted kicking a former boyfriend to the curb.
Well, I guess I am one of the 92 percent. My first “own money” shoes were a pair of 3 1/2 inch kidskin pumps, the color was “Moonstone”, purchased September 1981. HOW in the world can I remember that? My first job was a teaching job and I used money from my first paycheck. Moonstone was a sort of blue/black color with a silver sheen to them. At the time, I wanted them to exactly “match” my clothing, so they didn’t seem to match anything. I got rid of them about 1985 or 86. I wish I had a pair of shoes that color today. These are not the shoes, but they look a lot like them.
My first kiss. Um… Maybe Steve B? I can’t remember.
The survey is a bit unfair because a first kiss usually comes much earlier than first “My own money” shoes, and it was conducted by a website that caters to shoe fans. Getting rid of old shoes vs getting rid of boyfriends: I don’t think I have regretted either.
What do you remember, your first pair of “my own money” shoes or your first kiss?